About HS2 West Ruislip Portal

HS2 is a new high speed railway linking up London, the Midlands, the North and Scotland serving over 25 stations, including eight of Britain’s 10 largest cities and connecting around 30 million people.

The construction of the new railway is split into three phases – Phase One linking London and the West Midlands; Phase 2a linking the West Midlands and the North via Crewe; and Phase 2b completing the railway to Manchester and Leeds.

The West Ruislip Portal will be the launch site for two tunnel boring machines (TBMs), which will dig tunnels under London to complete the underground parts of HS2 trains journey through Northolt.

SCS is a joint venture between three companies: Skanska, Costain and STRABAG (SCS). Together they are working to deliver the London Tunnels of HS2. This covers the portion of the journey from Northolt to Euston, via Old Oak Common. In order to achieve this, SCS will be operating seven tunnel boring machines (TBMs) to dig the 21km of tunnel required over the southern section of HS2.


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Get behind the hoardings and see what happens on a major construction project. At West Ruislip you will see where the tunnel boring machines will start next year from our tunnel portal. From the vantage point of our viewing platform you'll see all the work that is needed to prepare for the launch of these massive machines

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About HS2

HS2 is a new high speed railway linking up London, the Midlands, the North and Scotland serving over 25 stations including eight of Britain’s 10 largest cities and connecting around 30 million people.

The construction of the new railway is split into three phases – Phase One linking London and the West Midlands; Phase 2a linking the West Midlands and the North via Crewe; and Phase 2b completing the railway to Manchester and Leeds.


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